Supplemental #3: Star Trek Beyond Press Event

Star Trek Beyond Press Event


Last week, Paramount held a screening of Star Trek Beyond for the media and hosted a press event the following day. was there, and thanks to Laura Sirikul, we have the audio!

You’ll hear Scott Mantz from Access Hollywood moderate two panels: one with the cast of Star Trek Beyond featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and others, and one with the production team including producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin, as well as writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

It goes without saying that this audio contains spoilers of some nature, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, GO NOW! It opens today!


Music for this Supplemental Episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

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Supplemental #1: Trailer Reaction

Star Trek Beyond Trailer Reaction


It’s our first-ever Supplemental Episode and we examine the first full-length trailer for Star Trek Beyond!

We’ll share our thoughts on the trailer and analyze some of the scenes, discuss our hopes for the film, and decide whether or not we think Beyond is starting to look like a Star Trek movie–especially after the first trailer didn’t receive a warm reception from some fans.





FIVE YEAR MISSIONWe can’t thank the guys in Five Year Mission enough for allowing us to use their amazing music in every episode of our podcast! They’re YOUR HOUSE BAND for this year’s STLV in August! Five straight days of their music—oh, and a little thing called the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Prepare yourself, though–head on over to and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it!



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Episode 59: The JJ-verse

The JJ-verse


Ever since the reboot of Star Trek took place in 2009, there have been polarizing opinions on the so called “JJ-verse”  This week, Dan and Bill tackle this controversial topic and give their insights into what they like and what they don’t like about this alternate timeline.

It seems that the majority of people that don’t like this timeline are extremely vocal in how JJ Abrams “destroyed Star Trek”.  The Trek Geeks discuss those topics and bring up several facts about how these stories actually honor the original series on a variety of different levels!  Is everything in this universe perfect?  Heck no, and they discuss the things that rub them the wrong way, too.

[0:00]  Show Open/Intro: Star Trek Continues’ Cat Roberts
[1:30]  Bill Intros Dan
[4:17]  Listener eMail: Trey Womack disagrees with Bill on Trek III
[8:34]  Listener eMail: HubcapDave asks us to clarify our comments on Axanar
[14:56]  The News from!
[25:58]  iTunes Subscribe & Review Info
[27:22]  The JJ-verse
[60:04]  Trek50 Information
[62:05]  Five Year Mission Thanks
[63:34]  Preview of Episode 60!
[65:01]  COCONUT!



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There just aren’t enough words to convey our gratitude to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in every episode of our podcast! They are a fantastic group of guys and we’re excited to see them on stage at Creation Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August! Five straight days of Five Year Mission–we feel spoiled!

Prepare yourself, though–head on over to and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain


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Episode 55: The Worst of Times

“IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES…Ep 55 - The Worst of Times

…it was the worst of times.  Message, Spock?”

“None that I am conscious of, except of course, these movies sucked.  Surely, the worst of times.”

This week on Trek Geeks, Dan and Bill tackle what they think are the worst of the Star Trek movies!

It isn’t always rainbows and unicorns and eternal happiness when it comes to good Trek stories and today’s discussion focuses on the the ones that they would both like to flush down the Trek toilet!

Once their lists have been revealed and discussed, it is THUNDERDOME time as they go head to head for the ultimate Star Trek Toilet Trophy for Worst Trek Film EVER!

Plus, from our friends at, we can look forward to a new BluRay of ST:TWOK, a new ST:BEYONNND trailer, and some rumors about the new CBS ALL ACCESS Star Trek series, set for launch in January 2017.  Also, we have a special favor to ask of the listeners of our podcast–and you could win $25 as a result!

And what’s this?  A special message from Balok?  Well then, sit!  Be comfortable!

The conversation may be about the worst, but you will have the BEST time tuning into this week’s episode!


All of the music you hear on Trek Geeks has been graciously provided by your house band for the Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this summer–FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We truly can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music every single episode. Please go to their website and get yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain. While you’re at it, pick up all of their albums including Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and The Trouble With Tribbles!


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Episode 43: To Axanar and Beyond!


To Axanar and Beyond!While we were away on our holiday break, there were a few…uh…developments…in the world of Star Trek, too.  The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens! We’ll break down what we thought of it–AND why we’re not freaking out yet. We’re also going to take some time to talk about the lawsuit brought against Axanar Productions by CBS and Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement.

In full disclosure, we’ve both donated to Axanar on two different occasions.  We are not attorneys and do not claim to know the intricacies of intellectual property law. There are things we’ve observed and questions/concerns was have AS DONORS that will be the focus of our discussion in today’s episode.

Allow us to say up front that we have absolutely no beef or problem with Alec Peters, Rob Burnett, or anyone associated with Axanar. We’ve had Alec on our podcast twice–once at our invite and once at Axanar’s request. We’ve asked our listeners to consider donating to this project in the past, and we feel justified in asking some of these questions in the wake of the lawsuit.

Let us also say that we do NOT believe that anyone associated with Axanar has done anything illegal or malfeasant in any way. That’s not what this episode is about.

Most importantly, we want to see the Axanar feature completed. We LOVE the concept. We LOVE the story. Truthfully, that’s why we donated our money in the first place. We hope for a resolution in this dispute so the movie can be made and fans around the world can enjoy the movie.



We’ll also kick off our Trek50 Project for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary and YOU play a direct part in it!  All you have to do is tell us about the very first time you ever watched Star Trek!  Find out more in today’s episode or on our Trek50 page!


Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!It’s a new year and, odds are, you’ve made a few resolutions. We’re sure one of those had to have been to break out some quatloos and get yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain by our friends, FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We truly can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music in every episode of Trek Geeks. Please, check out their music and show them some love!

Please let CBS and Creation Entertainment know you’d love to see Five Year Mission as the House Band at this year’s Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas!




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Episode 42: The Wreath of Khan, Pt. 2 w/Ken Ray


Ep 42 - Wreath of Khan Part 2After all the fun and frivolity that we had with Larry Nemecek last week, we just HAD to continue our special Wreath of Khan extravaganza, and this week we have upped the stakes!!

Today, we continue our discussion about what may possibly be the best holiday movie ever with the one and only Ken Ray from Mission Log – A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast!  Ken has a tradition of watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan every Christmas Eve, so it just made sense that we wrap up our 2015 Podcasts talking to the legend himself!  Enough of this A Christmas Story 24 hour Marathon on TBS nonsense…it’s time for a change to things around and have a full day of KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!

Ken will give us some great insight into his thoughts on ST:TWOK as well as why it is his holiday tradition.  Additionally, we discuss some other tidbits of information that he has in the brain that he hopes one day is living in a robot body!

Also, we have some special holiday thoughts and wishes for family friends, and you our wonderful listeners!

It’s all in Episode 42 of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast, “The Wreath of Khan – Part 2!”







Buy all their albums online at FiveYearMission.netIt’s the holidays, so you should do something nice for yourself. Something like…oh, we don’t know…getting yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain–the all-new album from our friends in the band Five Year Mission!  While you are at it, pick up Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and The Trouble With Tribbles!

Head on over to right now and TREAT YO’SELF!  You’ll be glad you did!

While you are at it, give 5YM some love by letting @CreationEnt know that you want them for the House Band at #STLV50!



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Episode 41: The Wreath of Khan, Pt. 1 w/Larry Nemecek


Ep 41 - Wreath of Khan Part 1It’s the Holiday Season! At this time of year, many of us engage in traditions that make our holidays even more meaningful like watching some of our favorite films!

Today, we’re going to talk about the best holiday film in the history of cinema!

Die Hard?  Nope.

It’s a Wonderful Life? Puh-leeze.


Today, we we bring you the first part in our discussion on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!  What’s that, you say? It’s not a holiday movie?! Hey, you can’t spell “wreath” without “wrath,” and that was all we needed.

We’ll be joined in our discussion today by none other than Dr. Trek, himself: Larry Nemecek!

Join us as we talk about some of the history behind Star Trek II, how it became more naval and militaristic, and some of our favorite and least favorite moments in the movie! We’ll also talk a little about the documentary Larry has been working on, “The Con of Wrath!”

Plus, find out about Larry Nemecek’s Portal 47–his insider access to all of the Trek-formation he’s been compiling over the years!

It’s all in Episode 41 of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast, “The Wreath of Khan!”



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Buy all their albums online at FiveYearMission.netIt’s the holidays, so you should do something nice for yourself. Something like…oh, we don’t know…getting yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain–the all-new album from our friends in the band Five Year Mission!

Head on over to right now and TREAT YO’SELF!



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Episode 9: First Contact Day


April 5th–First Contact Day! Although we’re not in 2063 yet, Dan and Bill consider the film that introduced to this historic occasion–Star Trek: First Contact!

Does the film hold up? What problems does it have? Is it the best movie of the TNG era? What alien species did Bill hate in TNG? What parts did Dan and Bill like best about First Contact?

Find out in today’s episode!











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Star Trek 3 Director Short List?

There has been a lot of speculation as to the next director of Star Trek 3 now that Roberto Orci has stepped away from the Center Seat.

Last week, a fan movement was started to #BringInRiker–a hope to draft TNG’s Jonathan Frakes to helm the next Star Trek movie. While nothing was official, Frakes was very much on board with the idea.

Today, Deadline Hollywood reports that there’s a short list of five names to direct the movie and it doesn’t appear that Number One is anywhere on it.

Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt


The name mentioned first in most reports appears to be that of Rise of the Planet of the Apes director, Rupert Wyatt. Wyatt has also worked on the AMC spy series about the Revolutionary War, Turn, as well as the forthcoming Mark Wahlberg movie, The Gambler. Wyatt could be favored based on the success of the latest Apes movie.

Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum


Also reported on the list is Norwegian director, Morten Tyldum who directed the new Benedict Cumberbatch film, The Imitation Game. Although a capable director, Tyldum seems like a bit of a longshot to get a major studio tentpole, let alone Star Trek.

Daniel Espinosa

Daniel Espinosa


Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is allegedly also on the list. Like Tyldum, Espinosa doesn’t have a whole lot of large studio releases and it’s difficult to imagine him landing Star Trek.

Justin Lin

Justin Lin


Justin Lin, however, has a lot more credits on his resume. To date, Lin has directed four films in The Fast & The Furious franchise as well as episodes Community, True Detective, and the pilot of the new CBS series Scorpion.  He is also attached to a Bourne sequel with Jeremy Renner in 2016–but that could change quickly if Lin lands Trek.

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones


The last name reported by Deadline is that of Duncan Jones, director of Moon, Source Code, and the upcoming Warcraft–a game based on the popular online game slated to be released in 2016. If Jones’ name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the son of music legend David Bowie. The director formerly known as “Zowie Bowie” has some interesting work, but he seems like he’d be a stretch for Star Trek.

Not mentioned at all is Edgar Wright, who has worked frequently with Simon Pegg (Scotty) and also directed one unnamed shot in Star Trek Into Darkness.

There’s certainly more to come on this issue. Paramount and Bad Robot will need to make a decision soon if the film is to make it’s 2016 projected release for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.


J.J. Abrams Regrets Khan Secrecy

star-trek-2If Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams had one regret with his film, it would be the way arch-nemesis Khan was introduced to the audience.

Speaking to MTV News, Abrams says that he would have liked to have introduced the character in the film differently but Paramount Pictures wanted to keep the secret to attract a larger audience.

The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was. The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what ‘Star Trek’ is about to see this movie,” he said. “That would have been limiting. I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it.

The clip from the interview can be seen below:

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I don’t have a problem with how they tried to fool the audience into thinking Khan was John Harrison.  I do have a problem with it having been the worst kept secret in Hollywood this past Spring.  Everyone in Trekdom knew that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan despite the weak denials to the contrary.

It wasn’t that they tried to keep the secret; it’s that the keeping of this secret was done so poorly.  If they were going to keep the secret, they should have really locked it down–like they’ve done with every other Trek film (including J.J.’s first Trek).  That, or they should have just made John Harrison a stand-alone character and built the story that way. I think that would have been more compelling, honestly.


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